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The Royal Women

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

On 20 June 1897, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch in history to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. She had surpassed her grandfather, King George III, the previous year as the longest-reigning British monarch, but she celebrated that privately. She wrote in her journal, “Today is the day on which I have reigned longer, by [read more]

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Royal Jewels

Royal Jewels – The Coronation Necklace

The coronation of 1937 saw Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) wear this beautiful piece. The necklace had been given to her by her husband to mark their coronation. It was created in the 1840s by Garrard on Queen Victoria’s order after a large amount of the family jewels were claimed by her [read more]